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Published: 01 November 2015
Figure 1. From René Descartes, Discours cinquiesme [ Fifth Discourse ] : Des images qui se foment sur le fond de l'oeil (Paris: Le Gras, 1658), 36, 39, 42, 45. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. Figure 1. From René Descartes, Discours cinquiesme [Fifth Discourse]: Des More
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Alok Yadav This essay sketches out, and challenges, two broad ways of understanding the fictiveness of literary works, one that associates fictiveness with unreal contents and one that associates it with a distinctive register or key in which a given discourse is to be received. Both conceptions...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 208–228.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Janice Ho This essay situates Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses within the historical context of a politics of extremity that was mobilized by ethnic migrants in postwar Britain in their struggles against racism. Such a politics—characterized by the discourses of war, militancy, rioting, and heat...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... shadow of omniscience itself, wielding a sort of all-pervasive knowledge of the plot that is usually reserved for the narrator's exclusive access. Although critics have interpreted free indirect discourse as an authorial elision of individual consciousness, a ventriloquizing of characters' thoughts that...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... critical essays, “Traveling Theory” and “Travelling Theory Reconsidered,” in which Edward Said takes the concept of reification as an apt way to describe a specific symbolic procedure central to colonial discourse: the dehumanization of the native. If we follow out the Fanonian logic of that claim, we can...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... consciousness, thereby offering a full, materialist account of the mind. This article argues that an emergent subgenre of contemporary fiction has both formally integrated and critically assessed these discourses of the mind. The “neuronovels” of Ian McEwan, David Lodge, and others have specifically addressed...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 210–223.
Published: 01 August 2014
... rich. Certain formal aspects of the novel, including free indirect discourse and omniscience (which is regarded as a ubiquitous discourse outside the novel as well), are held responsible for this state of affairs, which may extend well into postmodern forms of fiction. Works Cited Bigelow...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Vaughn Rasberry In the years following the attacks of 9/11, the Cold War discourse of totalitarianism has resurfaced in connection with Islamist terrorism. Scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals across the ideological spectrum routinely characterize the global jihad as the “new...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
... aesthetic with political judgment but employs this incompatibility in order to establish a reading practice that operates within the explicitly drawn boundaries of literary discourse, the delimitation of which is a necessary first step to thinking through the relationship between literature and politics...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ben Parker This essay reconsiders the connection between the narrative closure of the Sherlock Holmes stories and their ideological and scientific contexts. Previous studies have taken contemporary scientific discourse to provide Holmes with his famed method of solving crimes. I argue that said...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Alissa G. Karl What does it mean for a novel, or a nation, to “add up”? Where a number of prominent critics have outlined the ways in which the novel amounts to a persuasive representation of the nation, this essay considers another prominent discourse of accounting—economics—to evaluate the formal...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
... medical establishment's interests in black minds and bodies. Focusing on Invisible Man and an early excised chapter titled “Out of the Hospital and under the Bar,” this essay proposes that Ellison rewrites the terms of psychiatric discourse, embracing a dialectical understanding of neurosis that figures...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 May 2011
... contemporary world. By reading the movement to the novel as one into desire (instead of away from it, as many critics have claimed), I suggest that Lennox reverses the terms of her contemporary critical discourse on realistic and fantastic fiction; the author uses the romance, not the novel, to teach her...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
... authors generate in their work a nonsubversive irony through free indirect discourse and the tentative deployment of conventional generic tropes. This irony allowed middlebrow authors to critique without undermining the central contention of the bildungsroman: that aesthetic pleasure might allow the...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
... snapshots, and gestures definable in synchronic time, provides an idiom from which to rethink the conventional discourse upon which nationalism is founded and raises a profound ambivalence as to which nation this “nationalist” novel in fact references. © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... discourse. Novelistic characters are frequently exposed in a double vision that draws attention to their individualized personhood and at the same time importantly locates them within a larger statistical population. In their description of characters, charting of individual fortunes, and imagining of...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 116–132.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joshua Gang What would modernist fiction look like if it were mindless and had no access to mental states? While modernism is often understood as a psychological turn inward, this article shows how introspective psychology competed against other psychological discourses—and how writers such as...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 188–209.
Published: 01 August 2018
... bridge, we find an emphasis on the radical horizontalization of political subjectivity and power against perceived hierarchies of institutional control. The discourse of laissez-faire—and sometime democratic—horizontalization turns on affect as an organizing principle (i.e., morality, sentiment, emotion...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Timothy Wright Abstract Since the fall of the apartheid regime, critical discourse on and popular imaginations of South Africa have focused with renewed intensity on the city of Johannesburg: its schizophrenic social organization, its fragmented geography, its “citadelization,” its “architecture of...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
...John Kucich Abstract Generic innovation has the potential to create strong new frameworks for political discourse. Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South hybridizes two nineteenth-century narrative genres—political melodrama and domestic fiction—to invite readerly involvement in the creation of new...